V.K. said “I read Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret with my 3rd grade daughter, and it was a big hit!…The story was … dotted with witty puns to go with the water theme. …[the character] Miri … had such a great spread of silliness about her, original humor, and fun, child-like way of looking at the events around her.”…
The books I write for kids are fantasy, so it’s probably no surprise that we’re big fantasy readers around this house. My middle grader, Sparkle, has just discovered the Percy Jackson series and is tearing through them. (Can you call it “discovered” when her brother has been begging her for years and she only read it because her English teacher put The Lightning Thief on a reading list?)
Some parents would be appalled that English teachers are encouraging kids to read something as commercial as The Lightning Thief. I think it’s great! To me, the main reason for assigning books is to turn kids into readers….
Hi, I’m E.S. Ivy, writer of fun, middle grade fiction. I do a lot of research for my books, so if you’re not careful you might accidentally learn something. 🙂
This blog will cover a variety of topics related to my books and turning kids into avid readers by making reading fun. I have a background in science and I’m also pretty crafty (I’ve published crafts in Family Fun Magazine) so all of that will influence the blog. For my first series, Miri Attwater, I also did a lot of research into the structure of governments and how they have evolved over time, so you’ll find a little bit of history as well. Posts should occur about once a week, starting …. um….. soon, I hope!
Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret is currently available in Amazon! After I get all my blogs and webpages up and running, get the final draft of Book 2 off to proof readers, and learn how to sing on my E.S. Ivy twitter account, I’ll start getting The Ocean’s Secret up on other platforms including Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and Kobo. If you have a vote for which platform you want it on first, let me know in the comments.
For now I’ll just leave you with a larger version of The Ocean’s Secret to gaze at. I designed the cover and Techno Tim, my resident tech guy, made it a reality. I even got a refresher course in Photoshop and drew in some of the coral! Doesn’t the yellow one in the lower right hand corner look particularly nice?